Storms and Hurricanes

Arctic Blast ‘Like the Middle of Winter’ Hits Over 240 Million People in the U.S., Over 17,000 Flights Delayed

Arctic Blast ‘Like the Middle of Winter’ Hits Over 240 Million People in the U.S., Over 17,000 Flights Delayed

Record cold temperatures spread from the Midwest into the East Cast as far south as parts of Texas, resulting in travel chaos.
“An early blast of cold arctic air will consume much of the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. over the next few days, making it feel like the middle of winter,” the National Weather Service said.
The storm has been compared to the “Blue Nother” of 1911, which brought record cold …

Snow, Arctic Cold Blast Expected from the Plains to the Northeast

Snow, Arctic Cold Blast Expected from the Plains to the Northeast

Baby, it’s cold outside!  If the current chilly weather weren’t enough, snow is on the way as are record cold temperatures.
Temperatures in the United States will plunge to record lows in many areas with the Plains, Midwest, South, and East Coast getting the coldest air so far this season. Cities and towns in the Rockies, Northern Plains, and upper Midwest reported temperatures below 0° F (-18° C) on Saturday.
Meanwhile, snow is …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

‘Historic’ Weekend Snowstorm Forecast to Bring Blizzard Conditions to the Rockies

‘Historic’ Weekend Snowstorm Forecast to Bring Blizzard Conditions to the Rockies

A late September blizzard may bring the first snow of the season to parts of the Northern Rockies this weekend, along with tree damage and power outages.
The National Weather Service said that the upper low-pressure system that will drop into the Pacific Northwest late Friday could bring a “significant and possibly historic” snowstorm to the region.
Snow will become widespread late Friday and continue through the weekend in the northern Rockies of …

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines announced plans to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Chicago-based airline is launching an online crowd-funding campaign that it intended to provide support to four charities, the American Red Cross, Airlink, Americares, and Global Giving.
“Join United Airlines in supporting victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by donating to one of our four relief partners,” the airline said on the microsite.
The site has already raised over $88,000 as of …

Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at the Carolinas with Flooding and Tornadoes

Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at the Carolinas with Flooding and Tornadoes

Hurricane Dorian, currently churning in the Atlantic some 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is moving up the East Coast of the United States after battering the Bahamas, where hundreds remain unaccounted for.
Forecasters believe that the Category 2 storm, which as a Category 5 hurricane killed at least 23 people in the Bahamas, will move closer to the coast of South Carolina and begin the …

Dorian Upgraded to Category 5 Hurricane, Now Capable of ‘Catastrophic’ Damage

Dorian Upgraded to Category 5 Hurricane, Now Capable of ‘Catastrophic’ Damage

Dorian is now a Category 5 Hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. EDT update.
The center said that maximum sustained winds around the eye of the storm had reached 160 mph (257 km/h), calling it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.”
A total of 35 recorded storms have reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir–Simpson hurricanewind scale in the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator, the Caribbean Sea, …